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VOL. 14, AO. 1.
JMATTSMOUTII. NEBRASKA. THUUSDAY, .JANUARY 17. IS'.Ki.
i i:it v i:a it.
IK I'AII IN AiHA.SCI
A LAMP EXPLOSION.
Parmer J .F. Stall Badly Burned Late
MRS. SHRYOCK WINS HER SUIT.
A lateral (uurl Jury Arrortl Her Wi
tt lei For .". lutuMiu tc t'oiu
lny Likely to Tak An A
ly the explosion of a hanging lamp,
J. F. Stull, the well-known farmer
who resides four miles northwest of
town, was shockingly and almost
lulallj burned at alxut 11::0 p. m.
Thursday. Mr. Stull was entertain
ing some visitors that night and the
party chatted iu the sitting room un
til a rather late hour. The visitors
and his sen, Lawrence, retired up
stairs to go to bed, but they had been
absent for only a few minutes when
they heard the explosiou, followed by
Mr. Sluiis screams. They rushed
dawn stairs and found Mr. Skull's
clothing ablaze and the carpet of the
room on fire. A blanket was im
mediately thiown atut the scream
ing man an I the 'lames extinguished.
The carpet Jlre was put out and Law
rence. the son, at occf hurried to town
to suntsuon a physician. Dr. Humph
rey responded, arriving on the scene
in less than an hour after the explo
sion. He found the vuttm suffering
intense pin. The blazing fluid had
fairly cooked the Ilesh on his
face, ears and chest, while
hi hands were burned to a
crisp. Hisejes were swoolen shut, but
fortunately they were found to have
birti uninjured. The victim in such
awful pain that he was utterly
unable to tell the particulars of the
explosion. An opiate was adminis
tered, his wounds dressed anil today
ite was resting fairly easy with pros
pect that his iujurses will have r.o
Ti e ci'.uf of the explt-rfion is un
known. The oil may have been poor
in quality or the ventilation of the
lamp, being p r. g:t had collected
until it exploded. Mr. Stull, being
alue in the room, nothing tleikilte is
known. In any event, Mr. Stull had
a fortunate escape from death and the
f;.iuily from losing their home by tlie.
The suit of Mrs. W. it. Shryock of
Louisville against the National Ma
sonic Accident Insurance company,
was decided in the 1". S. federal court
in Omaha Thursday in favor of the
plaintiff. The jury reached an agree
ment late last night and returned with
a sealed verdict. The same was
opened in court today and Mrs. Shry
ock was found to have been accorded
a judgment for S,7C". Suit was
brought for -,('.) on the face of the
policy, but a clause which limited the
amount due to a - assessment on
the 1vuO members of the association,
rut the claim down below the full
amount of the policy . Mrs.Sbryoek'j
victory is a source of much gratifica
tion to her many friends in this city
and county. A. N. Sullivan of this
city and Cowin &. McIIugh of Omaha
were her attorneys. It is understood
that the insurance company will prose
cute an appeal.
Wav It a C .r I'onr Oil?
J. F. Stull, the victim of Thursday
jight'a lamp explosion, mention of
which was exclusively made in Fri
day's JouiiNAL. is now resting easy,
and there is every reason for he
lieving that his injuries will have no
serious results. His escape, however,
from being literally burned alive was
a fortunate one, and but for inn
mediate assistance, the affair would
have had different results.
Mr.Stull wasahletotell Friday niffht
of the particulars of the affair. He
states that he simply pulled the hang
ing lamp down even with his head and
attempted to blow out the llame from
ielow. The lamp immediately ex
ploded, throwing the blazing oil over
his face, neck and hands. His state
merit has led interested parties to le
lieve ttiat it misht have been a caHoof
inferior kerosene, and for that reanon
The JoniNAL has taken the pains to
secure some oil out of the same can
from which the exploded lamp was
filled. The oil will be given the tame
inspection as is required by the ntate
inspecting corps and the result made
known In these columns.
Tnat oily. and rough frkin cured and
the face and hands beautified by John
son's Oriental Soap; medicatesd and
highly perfumed. Sold by Fricke 1r Co.
Thought Mr Wit t'tttr.
The World-Herald says: "IT. S.
this extract from a letter read in fed
eral court in arraigning Ulysses G.
Gamer, an innocent looking young
fellow hailing from lllair:
"No living man can find me w ithout
the necessary instructions."
The letter purported to have been
written by Garner to a stranger who
huugered for gteen goods. (larner
has leen brought in on a charge of en
gaging lu the green goods business to
the exteut of offering to supply them.
In another letter he is quoted as say
ing: "Take my advice. I have beeu
In the business for years. I started In
onflOaudam now wealthy. Secrecy
is the key to success." The letter
went on to say that he had counterfeit
bills that baukers could not detect,
and that he sold them for 10 per cent
of their face value.
(Gainer shows no signs of supposed
wealth gained under the hat except,
possibly, that he was able to employ a
htwytr. He pleaded not guilty and
Attorney Sheehan defended him.
When the case has been got before
the grand jury it was agreed to plead
guilty to one count. (larner admitted
that he had sought to get suckers to
bite on a green good bait, but denied
that he had ever suppled any counter
feit money. There was in evidence
that he had. He had obtained some
money from verdant and dishonest
( mi TKlr ltrrHlu ,
The following from the Nebraska
City News can as w ell apply to Cass as
Otoe: "County Attorney Faul Jessen
has In'en looking up some matter for
the county commissioners and he finds
that according to a late supreme court
rulirg the county commissioners are
not irotnpelled to draw warrants fur the
attorneys whom the judges allow
and for defending criminals who
have iiD inoitr; wuh which to employ
an attcrney. It is discretionary with
the commissioner to allow what they
see proper in such cases and that the
couit awards in such cases are not
binding on them. If the commission
ers arv inclined to 1-e any w ay a close
with such matter they will make It
rather di&cull for a criminal without
money to s-cure a lawter to look after
his interests, tor none of the lawyers
tike to work without some hope of e-
cur:.np a lime remuneration tor ineir
.1 MtOor llidr I bllilu.
Tlii newly-elected o'U-crs of the
local hxlge of the Jr. O. I. A. M. were
installed and entered upon the fulfill
merit of their duties, in ttie presence
of an audience ot some two hundred
people, at the Odd Fellows' hall Friday
nijlit. " Ieputy National Counsellor
Hcwderof Omaha conducted the in
stallation, assisted by State Counsellor
Krapp of Omaha and State liecording
Secretary Fenton of Omaha. After
tb installation those in attendance
wt re seated to a sumptuous banquet.
tin? affair concluding with a season at
social chat and other amusements.
The occasion was a pleasant one in
A Shncktog- Arcilt.
Mrs. Warney Thomas was burned to
de ath at her home in Hloomlield, Knox
county, Tuesday. When discovered by
neighboring women she had nearly ex
tinguished the flames and got out of
doors, but was burned to a crisp from
head to foot. Medical skill could only
alleviate her suffering for about four
hxirs, when death relieved her. It is
thought that she had spilled gasoline
upon her clothing, which had ignited
from the stove. This family was in
the 1'oineroy cyclone two years ago,
losing one child and every member re
ceiving severe injuries.
It4l Or.lrr" Car riling l
A string of fifty "bad order'- freight
cars were taken up to the Fort Crook
side track Frfday for storage. There
lire now 1 10 ,4bad order" cars at Fort
Crook and fully three times that num
ber in the local yards. The present
force of laborers at the local shops can
not i)ssib!y make the repairs on this
large number of cars, and as there is
no shop on the system able to handle
the work. It means an increased force
in rialtsmouth in the very near future
Cooler' of Cass was threatening last
night, in his wild and breezy way; to
call the house to armt and effect a re
organization under which every man
In the housa can have the chairman
ship he wanta. Ilurch and Chapman
were somewhat disappointed also over
the committeo appointments, but took
their revenge on the speaker's nephew
through the nepotism resolution. The
disaffection doesn't seem to bp very
J widespread .Ltncoln Journal.
(INK TIIINU AMI ANOrHKIl,
MOTIIKK'S l.i iv r..
ArroMi the gulf that ern
ThU worM from thnt lcve
Is slrrlrhc4 the hlulng. poMen nr.t
f lfr old moiber". lute.
Ilor .plrlt volit In low. ft tone .
Cotur la ny Ut'alnK enr
"My Imt. ki-ri In the nrrov yiu :
lit? triu mul ntv?r fenr."
She'tl near the fftet v hi! tlirosje,
llf r har k11?u Kirlii;.
An.l o'er tUo hm we rU 0ci.h
Ctimi' the iH't oi; he In-.
It outE of luilhrr'ft lovi'
That fall : )'
"My hoy, e'er ieej your re r 1 1 If at. ;
I to iruu and never fvr."
.ml a 1 tttn-lvrtloittt the itli
Tiat least tnr t J the tosub.
Th hlu!tis lamp of Mother love
WJH drive away the tfj'oom,
Then Iial! 1 hear aero the aie,
la acceut ofl an.l rJear
Corae In. r.iy ty. an! ret ty
inn home 1 nllU Cie hcti
W, M. VI ; ft In Free.i.iU UeraM.
Saturday last was the anniversary of
the btgblirzard which swept over the
prairies of Nebraska on the I-th of
January, lts, and aneut the tp:iestion
of blizzards the Lincoln Journal prints
the following: "Col. J. I. Calhoun
writes as follows in the Interest of the
eternal verities from his home in
Tampa. Fia: I note that the Journal
prints Iliimtin liariand's article about
the "great Ut.-zaid of 7:t." He locates
it in February, with ground covered
willj snow, sleighing iu full-blast and
all the pretty accs-sorte; quite the
conventional oltzxard. The blsrard
of T:: began on lUster Sunday, April
IX - There haJu't ieen two inches of
snow till winter, the birds had come,
the buds were out. grass had started
to grow, grain was all s 'etied, lot if
corn ground lruke. The day wa
bright and though it was Sunday, a
chap tou know had goiie fishing in his
shit t sleeves. Tte rurtion tegan with
a violent tqua!l frctu the southwest
and a s!ower tif raiu, and it was V p.
tn. lWure it cljnared to snow, with the
wind from the north. Otherwise Col.
(iariand's iory i f uithf uily atal ex
cellently to'd. lie neglected to f.iy
that the eastern limit of the blirard
alKUit coiijunrted with tfie Missouri
river. The lowest femjt rattire I noted
WJt I S decrees aU e 7t-ro.
liepresf i.tative Davie tf Cass
county hs embodied in a bill for a
constitutional amendment, the invest
ment of the permanent fchool fund.
several important, and excellent pro
visions. Among them is one follow
ing the suggestions if Oovernor
Crounses message and providing for
the sale of .securities hehl by the board
for the permanent school fund und the
investment of tlie proceeds in secuti
ties bearing a higher rate of interest
Thua if there ate several hundred
thousand dollars on hand and no se
curities offered, the bonds may le sold
and the other securities purchased.
Under the present law the board can
not sell securities once purchased.
Another provision of the amendment
permits the investment of the fund
in school district 1-onds. Under our
very thorough registration t-ystem
district bonds are considered perfect!)
safe securities and tlie amount of such
bonds oflered is large euough to afford
an investment for a considerable part
of .he permanent school fund. Lin
an nTi:.v aivanta;k.
The tloom?r ittrl w ho ri.le tr.c t ike
('an now lti l iUe lu mokinc, too.
Shu e they at Ul a caa'rh can ttrike
The atnp way that their I rothcr ln.
Andrew Hawkins, is quoted by the
Globe-Democrat as a Nebraska farmer
says: "Things nre getting to 1-e very
morial with us in Frontier and other
adjoining counties. The drouth
knocked us all out. There Isn't enough
wheat or corn in the country to feed n
tenth of the people. We have no coal
and nothing to buy coal with. The
winter is on us and we must suffer.
I am now going back to starve it
through with my people. I have been
to Indiana, my old home, but there is
nothing for me there. We have peti
tioned the governor to help. We hope
lit? will issue fin appeal. The suffering
will Irtj widespread and the people will
starve unless help comes in from tlie
outside. We will need grub, clothes
nod fuel to get us through the winter
alive, and some seed corn and wheat
in the spring, if we live no do any plow
ing and can carry stock enough
through to do it. Without help hun
dreds of families will perish. It is a
very serious, a very mortal business
the worstthecountry hasever known."
State Senator Teflt of Cass, lias been
given the chairmanship of the commit
tee on public lands and buildings.
LINCOLN LAID OUT.
Nebraska State Fair Goes to Omaha
For the Nest Five Yeats.
THAT TAX INJUNCTION SUIT.
Tit II. X M. ( wn)iituy Ami tl l Ht
t'ouniy Will llatp m i:uml-iii la
Iiiatrirt Court Neit Alanth
I.luroto Umi lit Mate Klr.
Tlie city of Omaha has secured the
Nebraska state fair for the next five
jears. that city having received a ma
jotity of the votes cast at yesterday
meeting of the state board of agricul
ture held at Lincoln. The contest was
a spirited one, and the three contest
ants, Omaha. Lincoln and Grand Is-1
laud, have bewn pulling and howling at
a gteat rate for the past several
months iu order to land the prize. The
election was made on the first ballot,
Omaha receiving M votes, Lincoln 41
and (irand island S. The only ofh?e
of any importance, thai of secretary,
again went to IU W. Furnas ot Urown
vUle. The dates for t lit year's fair
are Sep. i:i to '!. Oiuaha'ti bid was
superior in eery particular to that of
either ('rand Inland or Lincoln and
was made and signed jointly by the
Ouiaha Driving and 1'ark association,
by Charles A. Coe, president. and Ceo.
N. Iltcks. secretary, and the Omaha
Fair association, by Dan Farrell.jr.,
president, ar.d J. L. Fit, secietary.
The ciflrr was for acres of land,
together with required Improvement
and buildings thereon. These In
cluded an s foot light board fence. one
half or i-'ue mile regulation track, to
be decided by the loatd. Also all
necessary buildings, including amphi
theater for PJ.ooO eop'e; railroad and
street car facilities to cairy HO .'"
peop dailv ; rate of fare from Omaha
or ouli Omaha . cents; switching
charge to he pati! by Omaha; tele
phone and telegraph lines: all to be
kept in repair ; pa ed roads from Om
aha -to within eighty rods of tlie
ground. As evidence of goo! xalln a
subscription of f-'ai.tajo and a bond of
"ji u accompanied the bids. -
Tl 11 lJurliA hall.
Jas. 11. Kelvey, one of the II. A M's.
attorneys In Omaha, was in town to
day locking up matters jertaining to
the injunction sut whivh the rompany
asks restraining the city and county
from collecting that corporation's
taxes. Something like a year ago the
company asked a temporary restrain
ing order, but Judge Chapman refused
to graut the same, and they will now
go into court and pursue the usual
practice pertaining to injunctions.
The Omaha attorney endeavored to
get Cumty Attorney Folk to stipulate
that no steps would be taken to collect
the taxes for which-are now un
paid, but the county attorney refused
to so stipulate. The company will now
be forced to waltz, gracefully up and
pay its taxes by February 1st or have
trouble fn its hands.
TntnaUr Xwlltli CaM Irlit .
District Judge Chapman has handed
down un opinion iu the Holt county
switch case wherein it was sought by
the state board of transportation to
compel the two railroads which run
into the town of O'Neill, to construct
a connection switch in accordance with
tlie transfer switch law passed by the
legislature two years ngo. The deci
sion holds the law to tie unconstitu
tional on the ground that the new law
was not legally passed, ns it failed
to repeal the old law which
pertained to the same subject
The opinion covers some nine pages of
type w ritten copy and is too bulky to
admit of republication in these col
umns. The judge heard the case at
the request of Judge Kinkaid of the
fifteenth judicial district.
Will Itrdur Villi Further.
Asst. Supt. O. E. Stewart, of thu
r.urllngtou, says the Creston Gazette,
is authority for the opinion that the
time of the fast mill into Council
I Huffs will be reduced jet another
hour liefore tho racing between the
llurlitigton and the Noilheru la at an
end. Ifthete is any great reduction
iu the present schedule 3t will be made
on the west division, as the possibili
ties for a high rate of speed are much
greater theie than on tlie east divi
siou. It has Wen it usual thing for
the fast train tn pull into Ottumwa
twenty or twenty-live minuiea behind
the schedule, nnd inako the Bluffs on
aunt. ni iiik cin iu koomm.
COw NTY OlKT.
Judge lUuuey has overruled the mo
tion in the suit of Kleitsch vs. Weber
to net aside tlie judgment by default
accorded the platntiJT I ait ivetk. It is
understood that the defense will take
an appeal from the ruling.
License to wed was issued in outntj
court Tuesday afternoon to Mr. W. ii.
Shuet. and Miss Henrietta Hahues.
The latter is a daughter of Nicholas
; Halmes, the well-known f aimer who
I lives west of town. License was also
issued to Mr. V. II. Taylor and Miss
Doih Hendrickson, both of liock
License to wed was issued in county
court Wednesday to Mr. Ldwaid J.
Seibertand Miss lllanch Traver. The
wedding ceremony occund at noon
and the happy couple departed
in the afternoon for Omaha to make the
hatter place their home
The btide is
1 a daughter of Lnginer r Mart Traver,
and is a most estimable young lady.
The groom is an emploje in the Union
Facile machine shops at Omaha and
certainly jKssees every qualification
required of a good husband. The
Jot'KNAl. extends lis best wishes:
The preliminary examination of
Chas. Noyes, on the charge of horse
stealing, held Monday afternoon 1
fore Justice Archer, resulted in the
prisoner's discharge. The testimony
disclosed the fact that Notes had
made an endeavor to return the team
to the owner, and on this account it
was held that the intent to commit a
crime was lacking.
Cot"i:T UftOM NOTE.
C H.Sheeley, of Lincoln, the county
bridge contractor, was at the court
house Friday consulting with the
commissioners in regard to bridging
inwer IM. Wooley of Lincoln, was
in town Friday in consultation with
County Attorney Folk in regard to the
Lindsay-Griswold cases, in which he
will assist the latter olIi'ial in the
The boatd of county commissioners
an ! County Clerk Dickson journeyed
to Glen wood, Wednesday to inquire
into the method in force in the oper-
nlion of the county poor farm at ttiat
pluce, w ith the possible object in view
of making a change in the Casscounty
The county commissioner, hate not
le-cided whether to revise the method
of running the county hospital by ap
pointing a superintendent to operate
the place on a state! monthly salary.
but thev have decided, at any rate.
that if they cling to the present prac
tice bids will b? recieved. So many
applications have been made for the
place that tlie board could hardly do
Aothr Mothtr Jculgment.
Judgment were rendered Saturday
at York against Charles W. Mosher to
the amount of 1121,02-: &s and against
liicbard Outcait for f.V.0-.l. Just be
fore the failure of the Capital National
bank of Lincoln, Li Mosher, a resi
dent of York, deeded to his brother
and the Capital National bank a num
her of York county farms. Charles
Mosher at once deeded them to rela
tives and to D. 12. Thompson of Lin
coin. Ld Mosher was loaning money
on personal, collateral, chattel and
real estate security prior to the failure,
and itis the opinion of many that loans
made by litm, presumably with Capital
National money, were never turned in
its assets. If the holders of the judg
ments can set aside the transfers of
the York county farm lands, they w ill
be enabled to realize a fair amount on
t'aMl For th I.t. (latfrnor,
In the name of decency and better
politics, ttie News congratulates Lieu
tenant Governor Moore for his abso
lute refusal to appoint Walt Seeley to
a position in the senate. Mr. Moore
took his stand in the face of the fact
that many influential politicians were
asking the appointment. Now let Mr.
Seeley g to work for himself, and not
continue to ask the state to furnish
him employment nil the time. It
should be added, too, that Mr. Moore
has emphatically stated that he wil
not approve uny voucher drawn io
Seeley 'a favor, which means that none
of the wire-pullers and under officials
can give him a job either. Lincoln
The A. O. U. W. lodge at Cedar
Creek (No. 72) will celebrate mem
orial day by public parade, entertain
meut at the lodge room,a supper and a
.dancing party in the evening.
The Burlington's New Tinie-Card a
Hove In the Eight Direction.
TIIE GRISWOLD-LINI'SAY CASrS.
Cuut Attorney I'.Ok T; a VWH AfS..I
Tn lt Ur.TratU.thi '. l'roee
tir. ! Il Ait Other
The new time-card which will be in
augurated on the H'li hngtori fjstem
net Sunday means a lo-tter east-
lound train fervice than ever. Tlie
opening up of the ne.v line to Hillings.
Montana, is the reason of the chance.
it being tlie idea of the liurliugton
eople that the east-Uo.ind traflic from
Montana deserves fast service. Train
No. 41 w ill leave Hillings at T:::u p. ru..
immediately after the arrival of the
Northern I'acific from the c?t. It
will reach Omaha at ll:-i the next
nijiht. where it takes on the name of
No. n. It will pass through Flatty-
mouth shortly after midnight and will
pull into Chicago at 2::;0 o'clock the
next afternoon. The change is a de
cided strike of enterprise on the part
of the F.urSington, as passengers who
transferal Hillings will reach Chicago
several hours in ad vane of the pres
ent method of travelling via St. Faul.
Under the new card No. C takes the
place of No. 12, which has heretofore
reached Flattsmouth at p. ru.
The new train, in addition to taking
passengers into Chicago on exeep-
tionably rapid time, will le of par-
icular value. to Flattsmouth people
who might wish to journey to the
Omaha theaters, as it makes it is-
slble for one to w itn'- an entire per
formance and return home the same
night. The improved service which
the card affoids will le appreciated by
Flattsmouth ieople betond all ques
The ( i roMolil-l.lurlt-a y lro-tit Inn.
County Attorney Folk has made ar
rangements whereby 1-awyer I. a
Wooley of Lincoln H to assist him in
the Gnswoid-Liuuaay trials, which
come up in district court next month.
It seems to The Journal, however.
that tlie circumstances would warrant
Mr. Folk in procuring the assistance
of Mr. Travis, the ex-county attorney.
Mr. Travis appeared for the prosecu
tion in thepreliminary examination of
the two men. is thoroughly conversant
with every phase of the cases, and he
would certainly prove a big assistance
to the present prosecutor in the district
court proceedings. The people of Cass
county desire the conviction of both of
the accused, and Mr. Folk wculd be
doing only his duty in calling Mr.
Travis to his assistance.
Tram KoMxrr Oa tli -.
Train robbers have invaded the state
of Iowa and on Saturday evening last
at about 0:30 o'clock near the city of
Ottumwa, robbers forced their way
Into tlie express car on No. Land after
binding and gagging the train hands.
opened the safe and marched off with
the contents. Tlie amount stolen is
fixed by the. express company at Jl,-
500. A sheriff's posse stalled in pur
suit of the thieves in less than two
hours after the roblery, but at last ac
counts the guilty parties had not been
A. (1. V. XY. Memorial Day.
The IStli of January has been oili
cially designated by th supreme lodge,
A.O. I. W., as Memorial Day for the
order. Flattsmouth lodge No S will
celebrate the occasion by a public
meeting, with appropriate ceremonies,
at their hall on Friday evening next.
The public generally is invited to be
present. All members of tlie order
and members of the Degree of Honor
are especially invited. Addresses will
be made by "leading members of the
order in the city, and a general gocd
time is promised.
Ill Tjt Spr
Harry Masou, who has been on a to
longed spree down at Table Kock since
Christmas, died suddenly Sunday at
the American house in that town. His
death was caused, it is supposed, t y
alcoholism. He has wealthy relatives
in New York city who have been ap
prised of his death by telegraph.
The people of the vicinity of Henton
Station, six miles north of Facilic
Junction, have nent a carload of food,
provisions and clothing to the poor f t
western Nebraska. It's a noble act.
Japanese File Cure costs )ou noth
ing if it does not cure you; samples
free. Sold by Fricke A "
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